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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 14, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

This is a really beautiful song that worked really well for a very long time. Lyrics are a bit pagan, though, no? :)

I love the version on Without A Net, with Jerry sax soloing all through the middle bit.

Also DP#13 05/06/1981 - the first set rocks to a close with Looks Like Rain, Big RR Blues>Let It Grow>Deal. Maybe my all-time favorite first set closer.

Hartford 1982 also springs to mind -

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-04-18.mtx.seamons.107090.flac16

Then there's this one: Brent's first Let It Grow, my second show. Brent owns the big jam after ...

Walking out of the civic center this night, there were two things I NEEDED to know: what was the Bob "I AM" song and why did Jerry have such a breathtakingly beautiful song about a "Jimmy Roll" ... ?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-09-02.sbd.miller.93011.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 14, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

Some like jelly jelly, some like roll.

Which I thought were the lyrics to Dupree's.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 14, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

I'm with ya on DP 13 set closers. All perfectly executed. I really enjoy that whole first disc but think the meat is at the end.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 14, 2011 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

I agree. In addition to the famous He's Gone, it's also got one of my favorite GDTRFB's - I only wish it were a longer version because Jerry is totally into it.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 14, 2011 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

I really need to pay more attention to the later discs. Guess its DP 13 later tn.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 14, 2011 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

I just realized that I misunderstood your post - you meant "the meat is at the end" of disc one and I read it as "the meat is at the end" of the show.

Ah, well - the Good Lovin' kind of crashes at the end, but aside from that it is one tremendous show.

I'm actually listening to the Let It Grow from 05/08/81 right now and it is also pretty stellar ...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 14, 2011 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

I really enjoy the sound of LIG from this era. The noodling that jerry does to start off both DP 13 and DP 32 is stellar. They have such a great vibe to them on top of being really well played. It started to get some length back, DP 13 LIG is far different than DP 25's groovy tight version. Maybe I'll check that 5/8 version out as well. Though I have a lot of GD homework I need to do (rehear shows/versions) on top of having real homework. I wish I could get paid to listen to dead...

and golf.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 14, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

> Lyrics are a bit pagan, though, no? :)

A Doobie,

Pagans are just alright with me, Pagans are just alright, Oh Yeah! ;-)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 14, 2011 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow

actually, the Let It Grow on W/out A Net is more midi-trumpet than sax, but you knew what I meant ...